Fall Festivals and Vendor Shows

Kidz Fest

Saturday, September 9, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Merritton Community Centre, 7 Park Ave., St. Catharines

Everything from pregnancy to pre-teens.
Face Painting
Arts and crafts


Fall Frenzee Vendor Show

Sunday, September 10 at 11am – 5pm
Port Dalhousie Lions Club, 201 Main St, St. Catharines

Over 40 vendors promoting their products and services. An event for the whole family.

– bouncy castle
– face painting
– kids arts and craft corner
– various foods for sale
– bake sale
– water, juice and coffee for sale


Fall HandMade Market

Friday, Sept 15, 2017 from 11am to 7pm
Saturday, Sept 16, 2017 from 10am to 5pm
13th Street Winery, 1776 Fourth Ave., St. Catharines

SHOP >> SIP >> SAVOUR again this September!!!

Featuring 110 Artisans from across Ontario and Quebec, gourmet food trucks, wines by the glass, bakery and marketplace, live music and more.

1000’s of one-of-a-kind handcrafted items and artisan made products at one location. Be unique. Shop local. Feel good!

Admission is $6 (Under 16 free).

For full details visit www.handmademarket.ca


Fall Family & Parenting Expo & Huge Mom 2 Mom Sale

Saturday, September 23 at 9am-2pm
Merritton Community Centre, 7 Park Ave., St. Catharines

First 100 moms get an AMAZING goodie bag/treats. LOTS of wonderful vendors selling/promoting their family friendly products or services as well as moms selling new or gently used baby, children’s or maternity items. MORE THAN 110 tables!
Stroller friendly. Wide aisles.

Inflatables, Silent Auction, Fundraising Bake Sale, Children’s Characters, Nursing Moms Area, Face Painting, Family Activities, Photo Opportunities, Refreshments & Beverages, Fire truck, and sooo much more!!!

$3.00 admission Something for the whole family!!!


Etsy : Made In Canada : Niagara

Saturday, September 23 at 10am-5pm
Heartland Forest, 8215 Heartland Forest Road, Niagara Falls

A celebration of local and handmade Canadian goods crafted by members of the Niagara Etsy Artisans Team. The THIRD annual Made In Canada Day is an Etsy supported pop-up market occurring ALL across the country on September 23rd, 2017.

Food, music, kids crafting tent, and the absolute best selection of artisan goods from the region will be set up for a joyful pop-up market day at the gorgeous conservation area of Heartland Forest.

Free admission, ample parking, ALL are welcome.


Second Annual Fall Fair

Saturday, September 30 at 10am-3pm
Merritton Community Centre, 7 Park Ave., St. Catharines

Swag bags, prizes and giveaways, penny sale, bouncy castle, face painting, shopping, fun, meet the Paw Patrol!, $2 Admission

Mom Entrepreneurs Niagara and Love & Lotus Co. are pleased to host their Second Annual Fall Fair on September 30, 2017 at the Merritton Community Centre, Merritton Lions Club in St. Catharines from 10am-3pm. We are excited to bring you this family fun event, featuring children’s entertainment, and over 60 local businesses. We are creating awareness for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month this September by raising funds for McMaster Children’s Hospital Foundation.

Swag bags will be handed out to the first 75 guests in line. We have some great prizes available for the penny sale, and the chance to win giveaways for those who attend! Meet the Paw Patrol from 11am-12pm. Face painting with Creative Faces by Venessa from 1pm-3pm. Join us for a day of fun and to support a great cause. 


St Davids Fall Fair and Market

Saturday, September 30th 10am -2pm

St. Davids Public School 1344 York rd., St. Davids
Join us for our Fall Craft Fair and Market! Something for everyone with Local Artisans, Food, Free Reptile Show, Kids Activities, Silent Auction, Bake sale and more!!


7th Annual HarvestFest

Saturday, September 30 at 10am-4pm
Downtown Port Colborne
Great fun for families, great fun for EVERYONE! A festival filled with live entertainment, vendors, crafters, activities, and more!


Harvest Homecoming Festival featuring Pioneer Day

Saturday, September 30, 10am-5pm
4996 Beam St ( Old Clinton Town Hall) in Beamsville

There is no cost to attend Pioneer Day this year!
Join us in celebrating Canada’s big year and show your Lincoln pride!


Ridgeway Fall Festival

Saturday, September 30
Downtown Ridgeway

Here is the scoop on what to expect this year:

  • Tons of family friendly seasonal fun & games
  • Street Eats & Buskers
  • Pumpkin Carving
  • Merchant Sidewalk Sales
  • Horse Drawn Wagon Rides
  • Express Train Rides
  • Fluffy the Clown
  • Hannah Flake & Will Rowe (musicians)
  • Story Telling
  • Pumpkin Decorating
  • Live Music in the Village Square
  • Street Scarecrow Displays
  • Artisans and Crafters
  • Local Community Groups
  • Pony Rides
  • Chalk Art in the Square

For more information: https://historicridgeway.com/historic-ridgeway-ontario-niagara-fort-erie-fall-festival/


Ball’s Falls Thanksgiving Festival

Friday, October 6 – Monday, October 9, 10am-5pm daily
Ball’s Falls Conservation Area, 3292 Sixth Avenue, Lincoln

The Festival has become a long-standing, favourite tradition for both families and visitors who come from far and wide to experience the Ball’s Falls annual festival and its natural setting. In addition to the arts, crafts, and wares, you can enjoy the incredible beauty of this 19th Century hamlet, set amid the majestic Niagara Escarpment and Twenty Valley eco-system.

For festival details, visit www.thanksgivingfestival.ca


Boo at the Zoo

Saturday, October 7 – Monday, October 9, 10am-4pm daily
Safari Niagara, 2821 Stevensville Road, Stevensville

A family friendly Halloween event! Join us for our 5th annual Boo at the Zoo. TRICK or TREAT your way around the zoo brought to you by local businesses. This is a safe and unique Halloween party you do not want to miss!


  • NEW for 2017 – 3 Day Event (October 7, October 8 & October 9)
  • Costume Contests (Categories: Ages 0-2, Ages 3-7, Ages 8-12, Best Group)
  • Scavenger Hunt Contest for your chance win a 2018 family season membership (2 Adult/ 2 Child)
  • Fun House
  • Inflatables
  • Kids Dance Party
  • Trick-or-Treating


  • Children 12 & under in costume receive FREE admission with donation of a non-perishable food item
  • Adults receive special admission rate of $15.00 +HST with donation of a non-perishable food item
  • Regular pricing will be in effect for guests without a food donation
  • Season membership holders receive FREE admission and special fast-lane entry


  • NO coupons, discounts or special offers will be valid on event dates
  • The event will proceed rain or shine
  • The Gator Express Tram will NOT be running on Boo at the Zoo event days
  • No Shows & Tours will take place on Boo at the Zoo event days
  • Admission Gate will close at 3PM and no admittance will be permitted after this time

29th Annual Pumpkinville

October 14, 10am-2pm
Happy Rolph’s Animal Farm, St. Catharines

A free family event held at Happy Rolph’s Animal Farm. The day includes pumpkin carving and scarecrow building contests, children’s entertainment, inflatables, hay dives, face painting, crafts and more.


Oktoberfest 2017

Saturday, October 21, 11am-6pm
Lock Street and Hogan’s Alley, Port Dalhousie

Celebrate the traditions of a German Oktoberfest, right here in Niagara with authentic style foods, live music and craft beer vendors.


Heartland’s 14th Annual Pumpkin Fest!

Saturday, October 21 at 11am-4pm
Heartland Forest, 8215 Heartland Forest Road, Niagara Falls

Join us for Pumpkin Fest… our annual fall festival! We have delicious food and desserts, beautiful artisan vendors, and awesome activities for all ages and all abilities! Businesses from all around the community are coming together to be apart of Pumpkin Fest, and we would love for you to join in on the fall fun! As always, 100% of our proceeds go to our environmental stewardship, educational programming, and disability programs!

We do our best to provide accurate, useful information about event and activities in the Niagara Region. This information (such as times and locations) is gathered from user submissions, press releases, local newspapers, other websites, signs around town and word of mouth. We do our best to confirm details before they are published here. Sometimes details change. Whenever possible, we strongly encourage you to confirm the details before you go. 

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